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  WTTG    Fox 5 News Edge at 11    News  News/Business. New.  

    February 11, 2013
    11:00 - 11:29pm EST  

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look and your music and trying to stick with it throughout. of course, it evolves. fashion evolves, but i definitely wouldn't have worn this when i was 19. >> i got to keep it simple. i got to have a watch on and my converse. >> it's about rebellion, individuality, showing your personality and music and fashion are two ways to get that done. >> thanks for joining us tonight at 10:00. here's brian now with the news edge at 11:00. our top story on the news edge at 11:00 an elderly maryland woman found murdered inside her capitol heights home, the search for her killer intensifies in prince george's county. the 71-year-old was found saturday afternoon after police got a call for a welfare check with the suspects on the loose community members concerned for their safety. fox 5's lauren demarco has the news edge in maryland. >> relatives discovered the victim and called for help, but it was too late. tonight police are keeping
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watch over the crime scene and officials were out for the second day in a row talking with residents. a quiet partially disabled woman who kept to herself, that's how neighbors describe 71-year-old geraldine mcintyre and they want to know who would murder her. >> i just feel that it's awful to live in an area where you have to worry about growing old and someone coming to do harm to you. >> reporter: investigators aren't releasing many details but say mcintyre was found in her home along chapel oaks drive in capitol heights around 3 p.m. saturday suffering from trauma to the upper body. with the killer on the loose neighbors are on edge. one woman who does not want to be identified says she often ran errands for mcintyre. >> when i first heard it, i was distraught, upset because i feel like i've known her my whole life. i feel as though somebody knew that she was by herself and they knew that nobody was there with her. >> reporter: residents say several homes in the area have been robbed within the past
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year, but so far the motive in this case remains under investigation. homicide detectives were back at the scene today handing out flyers and asking for help from the public. >> through the course of the investigation a possible suspect was developed. he's being described as an african american male about 5' 7 to 5' 9 between the ages of 30 to 45 years old, dark complexion and slim build wearing either a black or brown leather jacket. >> reporter: how is it learned he was a possible suspect? >> this individual was developed as a possible suspect through various investigative means. >> i've been her neighbor my whole life and know everybody around here. so eventually somebody will talk. >> reporter: rosslyn bailey lives down the street and is helping to plan a candlelight vigil later this week. >> with the person not being caught yet we're all nervous, but we've all come together and we've all comforted one another which is why we thought of the idea of doing this for her, in honor of her.
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>> neighbors say mcintyre was partially disabled as the result of a stroke. they say her daughter who was also disabled has been in the hospital the past few weeks, so mcintyre was alone. there is a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. anyone with a tip can remain anonymous. a 14-year-old silver spring boy charged as an adult for killing his baby sister held behind bars out bond. police say he admitted to beating and suffocating the 7- month-old baby girl last week. an autopsy report shows the infant died of asphyxiation. the teenager was left alone to watch the baby while his mom worked overnight. when she came home, she discovered the lifeless child and called 911. day five of the intense manhunt of the former lapd cop accused of killing three people. police are offering a $1 million reward to help them
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find christopher dorner. police searched a mall in southern california last night after receiving a tim but didn't find him. other officer -- tip but didn't find him. other officers are searching big bear mountain resort where the officer's burned out vehicle was discovered. a big story, the shocking news from the vatican, pope benedict xvi made a surprise announcement he's resigning, something that hasn't been done in more than half a millennium. the pope says he no belonger has the strength of mind and body -- no longer has the strength of mind and body to perform his papal duties. a new pope should be elected in time for easter. the last pope to resign was celestine the v in 1294. fox 5's bob barnard has the latest on the state of the catholic church. >> i see this as a remarkable demonstration of his humility. >> i don't believe that the catholic church is going to select anybody very different.
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>> it's t knocked my socks off. >> reporter: there's all kinds -- it knocked my socks on. >> reporter: there's all kinds of reaction today to the resignation of pope benedict xvi. >> it's sad. we'll miss him. >> reporter: monsignor solomon smith is a pastor in silver spring and credits the pope with dealing with the child sex abuse scandal head on. >> you get to my generation of priests, we've taken it seriously since the beginning when we first entered because we had just begun to hear about it then and so there's so little tolerance, but it's also changed the practice. we don't allow ourselves to be in positions where somebody could even suspect. >> reporter: the reverend clark logansteen, a presbyterian minister, is executive director of the interfaith conference of metropolitan washington and said benedict's conservatism did not do much to bridge the
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faith communities. >> if you believe as he does that every tradition has in some measure of truth, but the catholic church has the truth, capital t, capital tt, you know, then you don't have much basis for engaging with peoples of other faith. >> it would be difficult for me to imagine that a future historian of the church will be terribly critical of benedict. on the other hand, i can't really imagine that he will be thought of as one of the great popes of my lifetime or of the 21st century. >> reporter: ken pennington is a papal historian and professor of law at catholic university. >> we as the catholic community is still in a per of great difficulty. i don't think -- period of great difficulty. i don't think that difficulty has passed by any means. >> reporter: and yet monsignor
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smith says the catholic church has a strong future. >> well, until the lord comes in glory we have our work cut out for us. lent starts in two days. there's never shortage of sincers. >> reporter: in washington bob barnard, fox 5 news. >> professor pennington says benedict's resignation establishes a new precedent that future popes may follow. he wonders whether pope john paul ii would have stepped down during his life had the precedent already been set. monitoring metro now, metro officials say a tree fell on a metrobus in northwest d.c. tonight causing a rush hour traffic jam. no one got hurt. it happened around 7:00 on 16th street near spring road. the nearly 50-year-old tree snapped, fell on the rear of the bus. the passengers loaded onto another, no word what caused the tree to fall. an army veteran received the nation's highest award today for bravery in afghanistan. the former staff sergeant was hit with shrapnel in a day long battle defending an american post in afghanistan but charged
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100 meters into enemy fire to retrieve bodies of several other troops who were hit. he did two tours in iraq before his stand in afghanistan. >> i called clint to tell him he would receive this medal. he said he was honor but said it wasn't just me out there. it was a team effort. so today we also honor this american team including those who made the ultimate sacrifice. ifice. >> he's the fourth living medal of honor recipient for service in iraq or afghanistan. coming up talk about irony with all the social media sites out there people are using, is it making us less social? a doctor weighs in on the social media debate. >> plus for all those lovers out there, valentine's day falls on a school night this year. so you can still get on a romantic get-away that won't cost a fortune, those stories and much more coming up on the 11:00. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. 
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a fan page for an nfl team has taken down a nasty post after a cheerleader made an emotional video against it. this is her video. the chicago bears fan post showed a photo of a former green bay packers cheerleader accompanied by the phrase like if you think the packers have the worst cheerleaders in the nfl. it generated nearly 2,000 comments, many critical and vulgar. the cheerleader kaitlin collins was shocked and posted video
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that went viral. does social media make you less social? when you go out with friend, do you talk or use your smartphone more? we talk with a psychologist who believes 10 makes us less social. >> reporter: -- technology makes us less social. >> reporter: imagine you're at a nice restaurant or on a date with a group of friend, would you pull out a book or magazine and read at the table? that's exactly what we're doing with our phones. is technology making us less social. take a look around these days. when you see people communicating, it's often not with each other, but with an electronic device. beaumont psychiatrist howard bell kin believes technology is killing our interpersonal skills. >> they interfere with the personal relationship and one on one relationship and the live social trusting understanding relationship that we all strive to have with another person.
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>> reporter: pew research center did a study asking does social media cause social isolation and results found social media users do not have more or less friends than, in fact, facebook users did have more close friends. some would argue virtually we've never been more connected, but it's hard to believe that that's not impacting our face to face skills. >> the ability to look someone in the eye, the ability to read someone's body posture and body mannerisms and to carry on a full kind of intimate relationship with somebody just on a one on one basis, it's how we be relationships. it's how we meet our mate. it's how we teach our children and other people how to become loving human beings. >> reporter: so what's the solution? come up with some phone free zones or low tech times of the day. for example, at the dinner table or maybe at a restaurant make sure everyone puts their device away and then let the
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conversation start flowing. that's health works. how cutting just a little salt out of your diet can help save your life, shawn yancy with your fox 5 top five. >> up first tonight, brian, a valentine's day get-away may not be as expensive as you think. no. 5, last minute romantic get- aways may not cost a fortune after all. according to orbitz.com look for good deals in cities not too far away or an offseason tourist travel area. no. 4, cutting back by sodium by as little as a teaspoon a day could save up to a half million lives. americans consume about 3600 milligrams of sodium a day, more than twice the recommended amount. excessive sodium contributes to high blood pressure increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease. no. 3, tuition at george washington university won't go up for returning undergraduates, but incoming freshmen will pay 3.3%
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more, the sixth straight year the university has held increases. the annual tuition and fees for incoming undergrads will be locked in at $47,342.50 for up to five years as long as they remain in good academic standing. no. 2, gas prices are still going verage price for a gallon of regular is now 25 cents over the past two weeks is how much it's gone up and the average price for a gallon of regular is now 3.59. in the district drivers are paying 3.77, 3.59 in maryland and 3.46 in virginia. no. 1, good news for metro riders. the agency's annual report card shows significant gains. trains and buses are much more reliable, injuries for employees and riders down and there are more escalators now in working order. metro's improved in 10 of the 12 areas it monitors and that's tonight's fox 5 top five. wild weather in parts of
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mississippi last night as a wester left a 75-mile trail of destruction -- twister left a 75-mile trail of destruction in hattiesburg. amazingly no one died. however, 60 were injured. people had a 30 minute warning before the twister touched down. >> that is so important and the sirens went off. i'm sure social media is helping, too. people pass on the warnings on their devices. you got a couple tricky storms. >> definitely is. february is always tricky because there's a higher sun angle and temperatures are marginal sometimes. we're talking about snow chances wednesday and for the weekend and it will depend on the track of both systems and what those temperatures are like. so it gives us something to keep an eye on in the weather center, but you don't have to worry about too much tonight. temperatures aren't bad at all. we're holding onto warmer temperatures at 11:00, still 53 degrees. that would be a bargain the end
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of february for the daytime high. frederick is down to 48, manassas 46, but that's not bad. we've got a cool front swinging through tonight. it will be drier tomorrow and the winds will pick up later tonight. i don't think we'll get much colder than 39 in the district, maybe a couple places close to 30, but with the wind you'll notice in the early morning. it might make that chill feel a little more noticeable to you. wanted you to see we've got a gust of 40 miles an hour now at winchester. so the winds are picking up to our west. they will spread west to east across the city for a brief amount of time, not expecting those to be advisory winds. we are not outlooked for that in the district or metro area, but opt west and especially high spot -- out west and especially high spots you could pick up a gust running till 10 appear tuesday. in the afternoon we -- 10 a.m. tuesday. in the afternoon we all get a break from the wind, our temperature dropping to 39 degrees. tomorrow is nice, about 51
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degrees after the noon hour. enjoy the sunshine and the temperature because it will feel comfortable, especially in the afternoon. at 9 a.m. 42, by noon 49 and by 4:00 51 degrees, a lot of the sunshine during the day. tuesday's temperatures to our north and west might be cooler. we may be talking about some 40s and down to our south mid- and upper 50s possible with all that sunshine. so over the next couple days this is what we'll be watching, active branch of the jet stream in the south for a change. that's what contributed to the terrible severe weather outbreak in mississippi and alabama last night, 15 reports of tornadoes. we'll catch a little system organizing out of that moisture on wednesday and depending on the timing and when it gets in here, it might be rain or rain mixed with snow or ending as snow. that low will track up from the south once high pressure get out of the way but not until wednesday afternoon or evening, could potentially affect the evening rush hour especially north and west of d.c. the next
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one would be for the weekend. the wednesday storm does not have a lot of cold air to work with and with the timing of it coming in the afternoon even if it does snow, it might melt. could be a stronger storm for the weekend. there will be much colder air around, but does this storm come closer to the coast or track out to sea? we don't know yet. i would not bank on that one for the weekend, but there's some potential we could see a little snow out of that or maybe a brushing and it rushes out. either way you've got a lot of sunshine during the day tomorrow and to show you we don't see the moisture getting in until sometime in the afternoon wednesday. you can see why we'll keep an eye on it because of the timing, a weekday during the evening rush hour. your fox 5 accuweather seven- day forecast, a nice one on tap tomorrow, wednesday a changeable day with rain or snow or a combination of both, but it's out of here valentine's day at 50 degrees, friday looking great and we'll watch the weekend closer. we know it will be getting colder. you know what's t getting
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cold? the wizards. scott smith has more. the wizards aren't just winning but beating really good teams, no longer written off at flukes or luck, the wizards are a confident different team, a healthy team, but one area they need to prove they're not the same old wizards is on the road, just three road wins all year. visiting milwaukee tonight, bradley beal came off the bench six plus minutes into the 1st half after missing his first shot drills a three pointer. he made four of five three's tonight. 2nd quarter, trevor ariza misses the layup, kevin seraphin there with the follow jam, the wizards first lead. later in the 2nd beal misses the base lane three. that was his defense. steals it back, lays it. in beal with a career high 28 points while playing at the bradley center fittingly enough. wizards up eight at the half. 4th quarter price rejected but comes up with the steal and lays it. in wizards defeat the bucks 102-
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90 for a season high fourth straight win. with a month left in regular season georgetown has time to chase down the big east title but a win over conference co-leader marquette tonight would help. midway through the 1st half, shot clock winding down, otto porter jr., no choice but to let it fly and he hits the bank, hoyas up four. later in the 1st half markel starks tips the rebel ahead to porter. he takes it the distance, georgetown up 10 at the break. 2nd half starks, moving to his right and hits the floater over the tall trees in the middle, starks with 16 tonight, hoyas up 10, less than five minutes left. starks to a cutting porter draws contact, gets the bounce. he would convert the three- point play. he had a game high 21. georgetown beats marquette tonight 63-55, both teams 8-3 in big east play.
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afterward the coach with high praise for mr. automatic otto porter. >> he's one of the best players in the country. he's consistently shown that. he's someone that takes pride in and excels at every aspect of the game. women's hoops seventh ranked maryland on the road against no. 5 duke. the terps trail the entire 1st half. in the 2nd freshman katie rutan hits the three. this game belonged to chelsea gray. she lays the break, scores two of her career high 28 points as maryland falls to duke 71-56. coming up alex ovechkin is starting to ramp things up for the caps. we're back after this.
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this is my friend diane. she's played by the rules her whole life. but then the rules flew right out the window. having just lost her husband, she stepped up and adopted her three grandkids, while working full time and caring for her brother, eddie, with cerebral palsy. i get the three children up. i walk andrew at eight i drop olivia off at eight thirty. spend a few minutes at emilio's school. i stop at the grocery store, and then i might do some laundry that has to be done. and then i have about five minutes. the baby sitter comes in and then i go to work. i'm not back home again until 11:30 at night. hard as she works, it's still a struggle to keep up with the bills and stay warm at night. when we asked the biggest oil companies to help families in need, only citgo, the people of venezuela, and president hugo chavez responded.
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thanks to them, citizens energy is able to deliver millions of gallons of fuel to families just like diane's. i'm joe kennedy. if you need help staying warm this winter, call me at 1-877-joe-4-oil. because no one should be left out in the cold!
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vieira florida is now home for the nationals the next month and a half at catchers report tomorrow, position players later in the week. i'll there be starting thursday for all your spring training coverage. to hockey the caps also in florida tomorrow visiting the panthers looking for continued production out of very much investment he scored more points in the -- out of alex ovechkin. he scored more points in the last two games than in the last six. he's finding his comfort zone at right wing. >> every little decision is just a little different, but to me it's like he gets 10 chances that he never got before and now he shoots it and does it
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rebound, his line mate are now available. so it's more -- line mates are available. so it's more zone time, more touches, more opportunities for the team to keep going north. the redskins add special teams coach today keith byrnes. brian is back to wrap up the edge right after this. p ? legs up, legs up, legs up ! red hot deal days are back. let nothing stop you. good job ! it's red hot deal days. get the nokia lumia 822 in red for free and discover all the things to do on the go with city lens. or the droid razr m by motorola in pink for $49.99. everything droid does in an edge-to-edge display. hurry in, because the sale ends february 20th. powerful devices. powerful network. verizon.
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in the meantime we'll be back here tomorrow, fox 5 news edge at 6:00. see you then.   >> fox 5 news isn't over. go to www.myfoxdc.com now for news, weather and entertainment updates. fox 5 news is washington's best news on air and online at www.myfoxdc.com brought to you by verizon 4g lte.